Eric Rowe misses Friday's Patriots practice, ruled out for Sunday's game


Eric Rowe misses Friday's Patriots practice, ruled out for Sunday's game

FOXBORO — All parties were present for the media portion of Friday’s Patriots practice with the exception of cornerback Eric Rowe. 

Rowe, who missed Week 5 with a groin injury, appears a longshot to play Sunday against the Jets. The veteran cornerback re-aggravated his injury in the Patriots’ Week 4 loss to the Panthers. 

Rob Gronkowski (thigh) and Tom Brady (shoulder) were both there for the media portion, which consisted of stretching. Both players were limited in Thursday’s practice.

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Jets game:


CB Eric Rowe (groin)

RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)

QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle)
TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh)
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
OT Nate Solder (not injury related)


RB Bilal Powell (calf)
DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/toe)

LB David Bass (ankle/knee)
DB Juston Burris (foot)
OL Kelvin Beachum (knee)
OL James Carpenter (shoulder)
DL Kony Ealy (shoulder)
RB Matt Forte (knee/toe) TE Jordan Leggett (knee)
LB Josh Martin (ankle)
QB Josh McCown (right shoulder)
DK Steve McLendon (hamstring)
DB Darryl Roberts (hamstring)
OL Brandon Shell (shoulder)
DL Leonard Williams (wrist)
OL Brian Winters (abdomen)

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will officially begin their 59th annual training camp on Thursday, July 26th. 

Exact times of the practices will be updated on the team's website, and the practices are free to the public as they will take place on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

New England is coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP season from Tom Brady. Following all the drama from Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from voluntary workouts, the Patriots must be looking forward to getting on the practice field to possbily head toward a sixth championship. 


McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

What’s one more opinion when it comes to the caucophony of chatter wondering when Tom Brady will retire. 

Yesterday our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran laid out the viewpoints of everyone from Brady himself, to Brady’s agent Don Yee, to Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and others . . . and there wasn’t much of a consensus. 

Now Willie McGinest, one of Brady’s former teammates, has weighed in. 

Just another shot in the dark from another talking head asked to opine on the topic? Not exactly. McGinest and Brady have had a good relationship for a long time, but perhaps even more noteworthy is that McGinest is the person who introduced Brady to Alex Guerrero. 

McGinest saying that if Brady wins Super Bowl LIII he could “walk off” doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen. Nor does it mean it’s what Guerrero believes. But it’s a take that could reasonably be placed in a box labeled “informed opinion.”